ncis short fuse 320 TV ratings: 'NCIS' sets another record as CBS dominates TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

“NCIS” set another viewership record on Tuesday, drawing close to 23 million people as it led CBS to a dominant ratings win for the night. “The Biggest Loser” and “One Tree Hill” also posted gains, but “V” continued to scuffle.

CBS averaged 17.5 million viewers and a 10.4 rating/16 share in households for the night. That was more than double the average for second-place NBC (8.2 million, 4.9/8). FOX (5 million, 3.0/5) barely beat ABC (4.95 million, 3.1/5) for third place. The CW drew 2.1 million viewers and a 1.3/2, up a bit from last week.

The adults 18-49 race was much closer, although CBS still finished on top with a 3.5 rating. NBC took second with a 2.9. FOX’s 1.7 was good enough for third. ABC averaged 1.3 in the demographic and The CW 1.0.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (22.7 million viewers, 13.2/20 households)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (8.7 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: “No Ordinary Family” rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (2.4 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “NCIS” (4.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (17.75 million, 10.5/16)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (9.65 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: “V” (5.2 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “Million Dollar Money Drop” (5.1 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “Hellcats” (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (12.1 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: “Parenthood” (6.2 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “Detroit 1-8-7” (5.4 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” and “Parenthood” tied at 2.2

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter